Controlled transfer of information in computer networks

DC
  • US 6,279,112 B1
  • Filed: 10/29/1996
  • Issued: 08/21/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/29/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A network-based system for controlled transfer of information, comprising:

  • a client computer;

    a server computer; and

    an information source computer;

    the client computer, the server computer, and the information source computer being interconnected by a computer network;

    the server computer being programmed to transmit to the client computer a document containing a channel object corresponding to a communication service to be provided over an information transfer channel between the information source computer and the client computer;

    the client computer being programmed to activate the channel object received from the server computer, and, in response to activation of the channel object, to cause an access ticket to be stored at the client computer that indicates that a user of the client computer permits the information source computer to communicate with the user over the channel;

    the information source computer being programmed to transmit information to the client computer over the channel;

    the client computer being programmed to receive the information from the information source computer over the channel, based on the access ticket stored at the client computer, the client computer filtering information received by the client computer over the channel according to specifications derived from the access ticket stored at the client computer.

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